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A programmable gate structure (20) having functionally redundant architeture for enhanced production yields and reliability comprises a plurality of two-input nodes (10) at least some of which may be programmed by control states (24, 26 and 28) for changing the logical function of the gate structure. Redundancy is provided by gate structure implementations in which the number of possible control states exceed the number of logic functions expected of the gate structure. Redundancy increases the probability of gate structure operation despite logic faults and renders the gate structure suitable for reprogramming in response to detected faults to achieve a desired gate function. A number of embodiments are disclosed including selected architectural simplifications wherein certain nodes in a network are logically fixed to reduce the number of control lines.; Illustrative computer programs for generating the proper control line signals for a selected gate function in such embodiments are disclosed.

Title
Functionally redundant logic network architectures with logic selection means.
Application Number
EP19850901763 19850314
Publication Number
0173744 (A1)
Application Date
March 14, 1985
Publication Date
March 12, 1986
Inventor
Moore Donald W
Assignee
Verstraete Rik A
US
Moore Donald W
US
IPC
H03K 19/003
H03K 19/177
H03K 19/173
H03K 19/003
H03K 19/177
H03K 19/173
H03K 19/003
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